NIMASA urges empathy towards IDPs

NIMASA dakuku peterside
NIMASA Director-General, Dakuku Peterside.

The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr Dakuku Peterside, has urged Nigerians to share in the grief of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

Peterside said IDPs across the country are an integral part of Nigeria and should not be neglected nor discriminated against because the comfort they enjoy is minimal.

According to a statement by Head of Corporate Communications of NIMASA, Isichei Osamgbi, he said the visit by the agency to the IDP camps was part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), initiative of the agency.

Peterside who was represented in the camp by the agency’s Director, Special Duties in charge of External Relations and Technical Cooperation, Hajia Lami Tumaka, stated that in line with CSR initiative of NIMASA, relief materials have been donated to some IDP camps across some affected states in Nigeria.

He said, “We must share in the grief of our fellow citizens as no one wishes to find his or her self in any camp knowing fully well that the comfort there is minimal. Let us also assure you that in no distant time, you will all return to your abodes as the Federal Government is committed to ensuring that your safety is paramount.

“For us in NIMASA, we are not just concerned about the well-being of the maritime sector, but as a corporate socially responsible agency, we are concerned about your welfare; this is why we are here to support you the best way we can.”